About the Author: Christine Kijek, RN, BSN, WON

Christine Kijek, RN, BSN, WON

LinkedIn Profile Christine Kijek is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She has completed courses for wound and ostomy specialty and has 20 years of experience. She has been a Health Products For You contributor since February 2021.

A colorectal nurse at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT she has a wealth of knowledge in the field of ostomy and wound care. An ostomate herself, she has first-hand knowledge about living with an ostomy.

Christine hosts HPFY’s monthly ostomy support group and our monthly Ostomy Webinar.

Christine enjoys riding motorcycles and gardening. She can often be found onboard a Carnival Cruise ship lounging by the pool with her husband Ed.

Christine Kijek, RN, BSN, WON's Articles

Not Only a Colorectal Surgery Nurse - a Patient Too

Posted on Oct 01, 2020 by Christine Kijek, RN, BSN, WON

Christine Kijeck a colorectal surgical nurse at Danbury Hospital shared her experiences of dealing with colorectal surgery with the Ostomy Support Group.

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Posted in Surgery Type

Why an ostomy?

Posted on Feb 25, 2021 by Christine Kijek, RN, BSN, WON

Having an ostomy can save one’s life or improve your quality of life. Ostomies can be temporary or permanent, emergent or planned. Health conditions that require ostomy placement vary as well as the type of ostomy created and where the ostomy is placed. Let’s explore the details.

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Posted in Ostomy Guide